Global-Warming Fears Cooling Down Amidst New Data

America dodged a bullet in 2000 when we elected George W. Bush over Al Gore, I’m telling you what.

Al Gore, who at this point will go down in history not as the 45th Vice President of the United States of America, but as a hapless neophyte weatherman so proficient in PowerPoint as to render him a prodigy, helped spread the fear (or at least attempted, as nobody remembers this anymore) that the northern polar ice caps could be entirely melted by the year 2012.

I do not wish to be too hasty in judging the man, for though it is currently the very year that the ice caps were supposed to have vanished and have in fact not, the year is not yet over; America’s treasured clairvoyant still has three days for his prophecy to come true, for the North Pole, Santa’s homestead, to disappear. (In light of Santa’s having just visited our homes three nights ago to bestow us our holiday bounty, do we root for him or for Gore?)

Of course, even some alarmists are quick to dismiss Gore as a hypocritical profiteer, the worst kind of capitalist, exploiting our fears for his own personal gain. “Gore’s a goon,” they say, not only because it’s true but because I’m feeling especially alliterative today. “He doesn’t speak for the environmentalist movement.” Oh yes he does.

But if they wish to denounce Gore now in light of his poor record of failed prognostications after previously embracing the man’s prophecies a decade ago, fine; let’s see what the more respected environmentalist outlets are saying.

According to an article posted in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the ice sheets of Greenland consistently increased from 2003 to 2010. Expounding on this for Forbes.com, Larry Bell writes:

“In addition, the enhanced detail of where and how much ice melted allowed them to estimate that the annual loss acceleration was much lower than previous research suggested, roughly increasing by 8 billion tons annually, Previous estimates were as high as 30 billion tons more per year. Such rates of Greenland ice loss were barely larger than the margin of error in their readings, making it difficult to discern any difference between a supposed loss curve on a graph from a straight line.”

But that’s just Greenland. What about all ice-covered regions in the aggregate? Well, during that same period (2003 to 2010), according to the climate-change-advocates at Colorado University Sea Level Research Group, the amount of glaciers and ice caps that melted worldwide was roughly 30 percent less than the alarmists estimated there would be.

And according to the Journal of Climate, as the aforementioned Larry Bell reports:

“Although the UN’s IPCC, based upon its highly theoretical climate models[,] have predicted an increase in the rate of global average sea level rise during the 20th century, that rate has actually been rather stable, with no significant rise over the past 50 years.”

So this global-warming/climate-change disaster is shaping up to be wildly exaggerated.

Never fear, though, for there will be other phony Armageddons to fear in the near future once this weather panic subsides; then we can all be nice and scared again. I wonder what will be the next fashionable catastrophe to be propagated by the politicians and their lapdog media.







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  • Korean_Vet

    “Cold Facts On The Truth of Global Warming”—( Do you think Co2 Gas is the Culprit-!?)
    Carbon Dioxide Gas is like “Casper-the Ghost”-! Co2 is .033 of 1% of the Air! “He doesn’t
    weigh enough & is too thin to ever harm anyone”-! (Did you ever study the principles of
    a ‘weight-mass’-!?) They’ve not found enough Co2 Gas in the air to ‘tip’ their scales!
    You can Triple it–& still not have a tenth of 1%-! The False Phophets of Environments are not Experts in a “Court of Law”-! You make 1 mistake, & you’ll ‘Not have a “Expert-Opionion”-!’ It’s obvious that we must teach Truth to 6 yr-olds to contradict Lies–told by Rich Politicians-! #1-Carbon Dioxide is a heavier gas that normally doesn’t “Float Upwards”-! #2-At altitudes above 25,000 ft.–temperatures are under 40 degrees-! #3–Cars are strangely Absent–at this Altitude & Cold Region-! There are no Factories, nor ‘Coal-Fueled’ Power-Plants in this High Region-! There isn’t any animals that normally live above 25,000 ft-! #4-18.000 commercial Jet-Liners visit this cold thin Atmosphere-Each Day-! The Jet-Liners’ Engines DO carry Co2 Gases into this upper-atmosphere-! Most of the Co2 Gases here, were transported by Aircraft, not by cars, nor by Factories or Power-Plants-! Our deposits of Co2 Gas have become a ‘majority’ in this ‘Thin-Atmosphere’ Region-! #5-Hot Co2 Gas heated by Jets normally “Goes Up & gets Stuck”
    above these Cold-Air Layers-! #6–Can idiots & their books on the ground–Change any
    of the Above Facts-!?? You must understand that a Jet-Liner uses more fuel during just
    it’s “Take-Off” than 500 cars-! The size of one Jet-Engine Exhaust compared to a car’s
    tail-pipe–is clearly seen by a 4 yr-old, you don’t need a PhD to realize the difference-!
    Almost anything that is done on the ground–will not change the fact that the majority of
    these “Green-House” Gases were carried into the “Upper-Atmosphere” by Jet-Liners-!
    These gases that were already “Deposited” up there–will probably remain there, unless
    Climate Conditions say otherwise-! So now–the ‘Critical Question’ can be asked–“Is there anything we can do about it”-!? (That’s a Loaded Question-! Because no one
    wants to do IT-!) And yet, the answer is simple-!! “Ground 1/2 of the commercial Jet-Liners & reduce the number of Air-Ports-!” Believe me, I don’t like this Solution–Either-!
    But the idiots on the Ground–insist “We have to do something-to help raise “Our Taxes”!
    So they’ve used every EXCUSE to do so-! The 18,000 commercial Jets are the #1 cause
    of the Co2 Polution in the “Upper-Atmosphere”-! I’ve found a Web-site, where the British
    Air Minister disclosed their “Scientific Study for 2008″–which named this Jet-Travel as the
    “Top 12% & #1 cause to all Co2 Polutions in the Atmosphere-! Here’s an example–!
    ( 12% X 5yrs.= 60%)–a “Solid” majority of those Co2 Gases-! (Shock-!) That’s not what
    Al Gore Says-! “An Ounce of Brains is worth a ‘Ton of Bull-Chips’-!” Obama won’t under-stand this either–He was brainwashed by Al Gore-! He doesn’t like to read Facts-! Do
    cars in CA & Fl affect Kansas & NY or their upper atmospheres-? Nope-! And it’s the same answer for factories or Power-Plants in Mich, Oh, or VA–none of their industries
    are based above 25,000 ft. above sea-level-! Yet, Obama wants to “Cap & Trade”–put
    a ‘Fine’ on Electric & Gas Industries & buy ‘Credits’ by his standards, that get ‘Rid of nothing’–& gives him “Lots of Taxes”–which trickles down to the average consumer–paid
    by the “Tax-Payers”, who make less than $90,000 per year-! You Tax-Payers get your
    “Hidden-Taxes” raised by having your Electric & Gas Bills “Doubled”-!! (Isn’t this the “Fair
    Trade” Obama was talking about-!? In a recent news-forum, Southwest Airlines stated
    their Jets made over 1.5 million “Climbing Ascents” to Cruising Altitude–during one year’s
    time-! (This is like having 3 continuous “Freight-Trains” dumping “Box-Car” Loads of Co2
    “Green-House” Gas into the Atmosphere-!) Oh, Oceans & Volcanoes were #2 & #3 for
    the emissions of Co2 Gas–but you can’t stop either one of those either–why are you so
    anxious to place “Taxes on the Air that You Breathe”-!??